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High Desert Hangar Stories with Bob Alvis

Pancho Barnes - what more can be said about the woman that tamed the sky on her own terms.

Army photograph by H. Andrew Hall Defense

Army researchers uses 3-D scanning capabilities to capture high fidelity images

How does one get a three dimensional measurement of a helicopter quickly and accurately? At the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center, 3-D scanning systems are used to recreate high-quality models of objects.

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Boeing, U.S. Air Force complete GPS IIF constellation

Boeing and the U.S. Air Force Feb. 5 completed the GPS IIF constellation with the launch of the 12th Boeing-built satellite. Following on-orbit tests, GPS IIF-12 will be formally declared operational in approximately one month, making it the 50th GPS satellite Boeing will have delivered on orbit to the Air Force.

Air Force photograph by A1C Christian Clausen Defense

Training squadron ‘doubles down’ in effort to grow RPA pilot ranks

The 558th Flying Training Squadron ramped up efforts to double the remotely piloted aircraft pilot ranks with the start of its first 24-person class Jan. 11 at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph Texas.

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Civ-Mil welcomes new arrivals

The Edwards Civ-Mil group held its third annual meet and greet recently where new arrivals to Edwards Air Force Base and those attending the Mojave Test Pilot School got a chance to visit with 44 vendors and learn what the Antelope Valley has to offer.


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News Briefs – January 27, 2016

Posted  January 27, 2016

About 700 immigrant children now staying at N.M. base About 700 immigrant children from Central America are now staying at Holloman Air Force Base. N.M. KOAT-TV reports that the children arrived in Alamogordo Jan. 24. U.S. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter directed Holloman Air Force Base to be the first of three temporary shelters to open…

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Air Force photograph by SrA. Devante Williams
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Air Force sends F-35A to UK for air shows

Posted  January 27, 2016

The Air Force is taking the future of airpower to international audiences in England this summer.

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Boeing to provide C-17 training to NATO

Posted  January 27, 2016

The Strategic Airlift Capability program will soon train C-17 aircrews at Boeing’s C-17 International Training Centre in the United Kingdom under a new $8 million contract. SAC is comprised of ten NATO countries and two NATO Partnership for Peace countries. The program will begin training its multinational aircrews early this year. Prior to this contract,…

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Air Force photograph by SSgt. Aaron Allmon
Defense

Recapitalizing JSTARS: the radar

Posted  January 27, 2016

For more than two decades, the Air Force's Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System has provided valuable intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance to commanders by detecting, locating and tracking enemy ground forces from afar.

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Flight Test commander to address business conference

Posted  January 27, 2016

Maj. Gen. David A. Harris, commander of the Air Force Test Center at Edwards Air Force Base, will address the Antelope Valley Business Outlook Conference in Lancaster Feb. 26. Harris, who directs a $31 billion enterprise of more than 18,000 military, civilian and contractor personnel across Edwards AFB, Eglin AFB, Fla., and Arnold AFB, Tenn.,…

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